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Dr. Janet Carscadden

Janet Carscadden took her first Hatha yoga class in 1995. As a licensed physical therapist Janet found yoga to be useful in improving flexibility, strength and clarity of mind. Gradually over time she discovered the healing art of yoga therapy and started integrating yoga practices into her patient treatment sessions.

In 2000 she attended her first Jivamukti class. A whole new world of the eight limbed path of yoga was opened up to her. Janet traveled to Bali to complete a 200 hour…

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John McConnell

In his classes, workshops and retreats, John interweaves a combination of humor, alignment, philosophy, lightheartedness, and intensity – while maintaining a keen emphasis on celebrating the true joy of life!

He is the director of the 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training at University of Vermont, where he also teaches Yoga and Mindfulness (for credit, yay!).

When not on the mat, John and his wife Jane Taylor can be seen riding their BMW 650 motorcycles into the sunset – or out of the… Read More


Martha Whitney

Martha offers a mindful, inspiring and welcoming yoga environment that fosters an enhanced self-acceptance and embodied well-being. Her in-depth training in anatomy, movement and breath allows her to artfully guide postures that access body ease and aliveness. Martha compassionately meets her students where they are while encouraging them to stretch beyond what they have known and to experience more fully who they truly are. Students leave class feeling more comfortable, confident and…

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Dr. Alison Aiken

Alison began practicing yoga in 1999 to achieve grounding and stability. As a distance runner interested in emotional and cardiovascular health, she found yoga practice to be a nice complement to the repetitive stress that running places on the body. In 2005 she completed her yoga teacher training through The Yoga Institute with a concentration in Viniyoga. This style of teaching, which focuses on adapting and modifying postures for the individual rather than expecting the individual…

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Jim Beebe-Woodard

Jim Beebe-Woodard has been practicing yoga since 2002, first at Center of Light and then at Blissful Monkey yoga studio in Boston’s Jamaica Plain neighborhood, and has been teaching in Vermont since 2010.

After years of attempting (and struggling with) gym-based fitness that just never felt quite right, Jim discovered a consistent yoga practice to be a more comfortable complement to his outdoorsman pursuits as a hiker, cyclist, paddler, XC skier, and snowboarder.

Jim believes that…

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Annette Browne

Over the past 11 years, Annette’s yoga practice has become her passion. She has woven Yoga into her life, which includes being a NICU nurse and Massage Practitioner.

Annette has completed her 200- and 500-hour teacher training at Kripalu and has studied with and been inspired by teachers including Arlene Griffin, Emily Garrett, Martha Whitney, Donna Farhi, Stephen Cope, Sharon Salzberg, Yoganand, Rod Stryker, Jonathan Foust, and Don Stapleton.

Originally from Zimbabwe, she loves to…

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Christine Holt

As a lifelong dancer, Christine first came to know and love yoga through vinyasa classes, and quickly noticed that the practice was not only nourishing her physical body, it was stirring-up her soul and making her spirit smile. She was first certified in 2001 through OM Yoga Center in New York City, and has since received further training in CircusYoga, yoga therapy, and mindfulness meditation in the tradition of Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh.

In addition to teaching yoga classes for…

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Susan Marx

For Susan, yoga is joy. Her desire to increase flexibility led to her first yoga class.  It gave her much more, and she never looked back.

Susan’s classes begin breath awareness, fluid movement to prepare for deeper asana, and a gentle reminder to have fun whether a beginner or experienced practitioner.  The heart of her class is a sequencing of postures to stretch, strengthen, and balance the body, followed by deep relaxation, calming breath work and smiles.

In addition to being a…

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Jackie McAndrew

Jackie McAndrew is a certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher with a smile full of sunshine. In 2009, she moved to Vermont from her Midwestern roots in Michigan, and in 2013 she received her B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Vermont. She continues her studies at UVM in pursuit of Medical school, and volunteers in the Surgical I.C.U.

She began independently studying yoga and ayurveda while living on a biodynamic farm in Michigan. A lover of the physical, mental, and spiritual aspects of…

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Patrick McAndrew

Patrick teaches yoga like no other. A certified Kripalu yoga teacher, who has been practicing yoga since his teens, Patrick brings the magic of the ages into a gentle and lively practice that is completely relevant to today.

He uses unique postural sequences, deep devotion, and a light-hearted sense of humor, to help each student connect to yoga’s history, philosophy, and community. Like a modern male incarnation of Saraswati (the Hindu Goddess of music and knowledge), Patrick leads…

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Morgan Merrihew

Morgan started practicing yoga in 2006 while attending Champlain College. After getting her 200-hour yoga teacher certification in the winter of 2008 at Kripalu, she began teaching at both Champlain and Evolution Yoga. She then had a great opportunity to teach an adaptive yoga class for clients at the Howard Center. Honored to take this job, it reiterated the fact that anyone and everyone can experience the benefits of yoga and it’s mind and body connection.

It wasn’t until her…

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Michelle Downing, RYT

Michelle discovered her love for all things relating to the human body shortly after moving to Waitsfield, Vermont in 2003. This passion lead her to deepen her yoga practice in intensive study of philosophy and detailed alignment principles with yoga instructors Todd Norian and John Friend. She completed a 300-hour teacher training in 2006.

While completing her yoga studies, Michelle discovered a particular interest in yoga therapy. An ever increasing curiosity about the human body…

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Rachel de Simone

Rachel creates a supportive and inclusive yoga community that allows people to open their hearts and move beyond perceived boundaries.

She practices and teaches yoga because yoga teaches her to let go, helps her stay balanced, and inspires her to be her most authentic self. Her classes emphasize moving with breath; being fully present; aligning mind, body, and spirit; and connecting with the inner self.

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Brian Tobin

Brian is grateful to share classes that are filled with yogic philosophy, pranayama, focused asana, and meditation practice. The focus of Brian’s teaching is to create a community of practice (sangha) in which students find their working edge, breathe into it, and accept exactly what arises. Brian aims to meet his students where they are and work with each student to indentify and expand their own unique practice. Always a student as well as a teacher, Brian feels an immense sense of…

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Andrea Trombley

Andrea Averill Trombley graduated from Northern Arizona University with a Masters Degree in Physical Therapy in 1997, after completing her undergraduate work at the University of Vermont in 1990.  Andrea’s career began at Copley Hospital, in Morrisville, VT, where she treated orthopedic inpatients as well as outpatients, and served as the pediatric PT in the area schools.  In 1999, Andrea moved to the Burlington area and began working at Fletcher Allen Healthcare, working with the…

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